Preparedness information for people with disabilities

Two people talkingAn emergency can happen anywhere and anytime.

That's why it's critical that everyone takes steps to protect themselves and make sure they can stay safe and healthy. If you're living with a disability, there are a few extra tips you should keep in mind to get prepared.

To help you get started, APHA's Get Ready campaign has created this series of fact sheets. Read, download or listen to them for basic tips on getting ready for emergencies.

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Free fact sheets to download and share

General fact sheet imageGeneral preparedness tips for people living with disabilities (English)

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• Listen to recording
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General disabilities Spanish fact sheet imageGeneral preparedness tips for people living with disabilities (Spanish)

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Hearing fact sheet imagePreparedness tips for people with hearing disabilities (English)

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• Read text
• Listen to recording
Watch in ASL

Fact sheet hearing Spanish imagePreparedness tips for people with hearing disabilities (Spanish)

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Mobility fact sheet imagePreparedness tips for people with mobility disabilities (English)

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• Read text
• Listen to recording
Watch in ASL

Mobility fact sheet Spanish imagePreparedness tips for people with mobility disabilities (Spanish)

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• Leer el texto
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Fact sheet vision imagePreparedness tips for people with vision disabilities (English)

• Download PDF
• Read text
• Listen to recording
Watch in ASL

Fact sheet image vision SpanishPreparedness tips for people with vision disabilities (Spanish)

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• Leer el texto
• Escuchar a la grabación

Image: Fact sheet cover cognitivePreparedness tips for people with cognitive disabilities (English)

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• Read text
• Listen to recording
Watch in ASL

Image: Fact sheet cover cognitive SpanishPreparedness tips for people with cognitive disabilities (Spanish)

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• Leer el texto
• Escuchar a la grabación


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More information
Websites with additional preparedness information for people with disabilities

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Podcasts on preparedness for people with disabilities
“Preparing for disasters: Information for people with disabilities:" Danielle Bailey, MPH, research assistant at the Oregon Office on Disability and Health, speaks about disaster preparedness for people living with disabilites. Bailey offers tips on sheltering in place, preparing a disaster kit, dealing with power and communication service outages and more.

Read a Get Ready Q&A based on this interview, or listen to our two-part podcast:

  • Play podcast, part 1
  • Read transcript, part 1
  • Play podcast, part 2
  • Read transcript, part 2

For more podcasts from APHA's Get Ready campaign, see our podcasts page.

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More fact sheets from Get Ready
For more free fact sheets from APHA's Get Ready campaign, see our fact sheet page.

(Our thanks to APHA's Disability Section for consulting with the Get Ready campaign on these materials!)